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2019 LOUISIANA - January, February & March
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2011)


January 11-16, 2019
AFBF Annual Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nations’ largest general farm organization with over 6 million member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Annual Convention is an opportunity for members across the nation to come together for educational and networking opportunities. During this meeting our delegates will adopt policies for the coming year and elect leadership to guide these policies forward.   The AFBF Annual Convention offers a preview into the future of agriculture.  Through educational conferences, exhibitor seminars and technology, attendees will be given the opportunity to learn information that can be used in everyday life and experience what’s next in agriculture. Attending the AFBF Annual Convention provides unfettered access to Farm Bureau leaders, educational experts and corporate partners.

February 14, 2019 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants
in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.


2018 LOUISIANA - January, February & March
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

January 19-20, 2018 - Ag Expo 2018 - West Monroe, Louisiana
Trade Show – Farm Equipment - Livestock Shows – Educational Events:  The Best of American Agriculture, Producing your food and fiber…safely, efficiently, abundantly!  Hosted by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, AG EXPO is unique in the Louisiana, south Arkansas, east Texas and Mississippi area.  This premier event is attended annually by 10,000 to 12,000 visitors from the region.  Since the early 1980’s, AG EXPO has provided a means to educate the public, both youth and adult, on the many ways agriculture touches daily lives, from explaining the food chain to the multiple applications of agricultural products. The event introduces advances in technology and science being made for efficiencies in growing, harvesting and marketing all kinds of commodities. Additionally, the agri-business community enjoys a unique opportunity to present products and services. It’s a family event.  Attendance: 12,000.


January 21-23, 2018  School Nutrition Industry Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition

January 28, 2018
King Cake Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cake Fest is a Cake Competition and Exposition featuring a number of the industry's leading bakers and artists as well as a number of local flavor vendors.

February 17-24, 2018 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

March 2-4, 2018 - Food Book Fair - Smorgasburg, Louisiana
Food Book Fair — celebrated as "the Coachella of writing about eating" and "food geek heaven"  At the Ace Hotel in New York.

March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 10-11, 2018 - Louisiana Chili Cook-Offs - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Louisiana Regional & State Chili Cook offs will be held on the LSU campus in front of the John M. Parker Coliseum (Corner of Stadium and Highland Rd) in Baton Rouge. Both of these events are sanctioned by the International Chili Society & By The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). These events are hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic radio 1380 WPYR. and 4 The Kids Foundation.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital which is the second largest children's hospital in Louisiana, touching the lives of 100,000 children last year.  In addition to the Chili Cook-Offs there will be  celebrity judges, music, food, drinks.  Also, the LSU Spring garden show/plant sale, The Baton Rouge Spring Car show will also be held on the 17th.

March 15-17, 2018  National Coffee Association Annual Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
An exciting opportunity for coffee industry professionals to connect with their peers, gain insights into a dynamic market, collect business leads, identify potential partners, and learn the latest about the industry.  Over 600 senior executives and decision makers from coffee-related companies and organizations from around the world will experience the highest quality networking to coffee companies, suppliers, and allied organizations, including the chance to connect with a “Who’s Who” of established and up-and-coming industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and boutique and specialty players.


Regional and local roasters, suppliers, and motivated entrepreneurs from all across the US and around the world participate, eager to grow their business and identify new opportunities.  Educational programming is intertwined throughout the two-and-a-half day program that showcases keynote speakers and breakout sessions offering in-depth insights, opportunities, and inspiration into the issues, markets, and trends that impact the industry.  The convention exhibit area features cutting-edge vendors and industry organizations displaying the latest offerings and innovations, in a setting that facilitates networking.

March 16-17, 2018
Iowa Rabbit Festival
Iowa, Louisiana
A top 20 festival in the Southeastern United States, attracting over 20,000 people each year. Rabbit Cookoff, Miss Bunny Pageant, Parade, music, carnival, etc. The State Rabbit Show is during the Festival, with over 400 Rabbits competing! Every kind of Rabbit known to man is there. Annually the 3rd Weekend in March.  Attendance: 20,000.

March 17, 2018
Cajun Chili Fest
Youngsville, Louisiana
This is an official Louisiana CASI chili cooking competition, featuring traveling cooking teams qualifying for the World Chili Championship in Terlingua, Texas, along with local cooking teams. CASI rules apply for the CASI teams, while local teams are invited to participate in an "anything goes chili" competition, with 1st-3rd cash prizes and trophies.  With a Kids Zone, vendors, raffles, and more, this is a family friendly event that benefits Family Promise of Acadiana, a program helping homeless families achieve long-term independence.

March 20, 2018 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 22-25, 2018 - Louisiana Crawfish Festival - Chalmette, Louisiana
The crawfish are being trained for the races and are gnawing at the bit as we patiently await the jockeys to be chosen from the audience. The food vendors are in the check mode for Louisiana Crawfish, fresh veges and all the fixins to make the boil with all the trimmings down right tasty Louisiana style. The entertainers are tuning up for the greatest show on earth and the rides, midway and carnival are shining with all the giltter, horns, bells and whistles. Arts and crafts vendors are designing, assembling and creating as if in Santa's workshop!  It's the perfect venue for famlies, reunions and new acquaintences to welcome in the Crawfish Season and Fair and Festival social events. There's fun for everyone beginning with YOU!!!

March 23-24, 2018 - Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge
Hammond, Louisiana
This year's event will also feature 50+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana.

March 24, 2018  Gumbo Gladiators Cook-Off
Shreveport, Louisiana

2017 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2017
Food Festivals & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 26, 2017  32nd Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off - Eunice, Louisiana
About 100 teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish usually served with rice). Thousands of visitors come to this annual event to view three categories of cook-off participants. Last Sunday in March each year.

2016 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 3-5, 2016  Ag Connect Expo 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Now the Commodity Classic convention and trade show.


2015 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 27, 2015  America's Hometown Sweets - New Orleans, Louisiana

2011 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 28, 2011 Tilapia Aquaculture in Haiti - New Orleans, Louisiana
The Workshop will be held on the 28th February, the day before the Aquaculture America 2011 conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.



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